Apparition Alley

Apparition Alley From two time Lambda Literary Award winning author Forrest comes the latest Kate Delafield mystery Kate Delafield is at war With LAPD s Department of Internal Affairs which is challenging her conduct

  • Title: Apparition Alley
  • Author: Katherine V. Forrest
  • ISBN: 9780425176771
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • From two time Lambda Literary Award winning author Forrest comes the latest Kate Delafield mystery.Kate Delafield is at war With LAPD s Department of Internal Affairs which is challenging her conduct during an arrest gone disastrously wrong With the police psychologist who holds in her hands the power to keep Kate off the job and is exercising it With her police partnerFrom two time Lambda Literary Award winning author Forrest comes the latest Kate Delafield mystery.Kate Delafield is at war With LAPD s Department of Internal Affairs which is challenging her conduct during an arrest gone disastrously wrong With the police psychologist who holds in her hands the power to keep Kate off the job and is exercising it With her police partner who has gone AWOL in Kate s hour of need With the police colleagues who condemn the investigation and defense she s undertaken for a cowboy cop who looks guilty beyond doubt of the bad shooting charges brought against him With the woman she loves who has been brutally reminded of the dangers in Kate s job Worst of all, Kate is at war with herself, forced to question the integrity of her own police department, and forced to make a decision that will crucially affect her own LGBT community.Apparition Alley ranks as the most electric and suspenseful of the storied Kate Delafield mystery series.First Published by Berkley Prime Crime 1997

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    About "Katherine V. Forrest"

    1. Katherine V. Forrest

      Katherine V Forrest is the groundbreaking author of Curious Wine, the Kate Delafield mystery series and the Daughters science fiction series She s also known as a prolific editor with anthology and non fiction credits in her own name as well as the editor of hundreds of novels Dozens of lesbian writers count her among their mentors Selected as the 2009 recipient of the Publishing Triangle s Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement award, winner of four Lambda Literary Awards and the GCLS 2009 Trailblazer Award, she is widely credited as a founding mother of lesbian fiction writing Katherine lives with her partner Jo in the Southern California desert In addition to writing and editing, Katherine is also the Supervising Editor of Spinsters Ink.

    628 thoughts on “Apparition Alley”

    1. A team of officers is moving in on an apartment in a routine drug bust when things go horribly awry and LAPD Homicide Detective Kate Delafield is shot in the shoulder. As it turns out, the bullet was fired by one of her own team. Even though it appears that the shooting was accidental, Kate is removed from duty and put on leave until a psychologist gives her the OK to return to work. In truth, this is more of an injury to Kate than her physical wound since she is expected to reveal details of he [...]



    2. It has been a long time since I read the earlier books in this series. As far as I can remember, this is one of my favorite books in the series.


    3. Solid crime novel with some historical content. It was very interesting to lean about some of the inner workings of old school LAPD, specifically in relation to gay and lesbian cops, while being on this adventure. Detective Delafield is asked to represent a cop accused of murder, who is considered an outsider within the police force, while at the same time dealing with her own troubles and demons. The characters have so much depth, I felt like I knew them and the story was so descriptive I could [...]


    4. I have to say this wasn't as good as the previous novels in this series. The other books have all tackled a serious social issue or historical issue. This one seemed to be focusing on police corruption but did so in an odd way. The "conspiracy" seemed too far fetched to be believable and so the ending wasn't much of a surprise. It did look at the issues of homophobia in the police but it felt like it was treated in an odd way. I also really disliked the therapist and the way she talked to Kate. [...]


    5. Complex plotengaging charactersrong, personal presentation of the challenges gay'lesbian law enforcement officers faceassic work by a pioneering author.




    6. These books are societal snapshots. Lots of references to then current events - OJ & Furhman, Rodney King, etc Fast read for some perspective.






    7. Probably the best of the Kate Delafield series so far. Now that Ms. Forrest has a mainstream publisher, the stories are better, the editing is better, and it's just cleaner all the way around.


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